Martin Margiela: In His Own Words


A look at Martin Margiela, the fashion world’s answer to Banksy, an elusive and enigmatic designer whose revolutionary creations changed the face of fashion while remaining completely anonymous.


An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. From Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, Margiela never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections. For the first time, the “Banksy of fashion” reveals his drawings, notes and personal items, giving us an exclusive peek to his vision and career.

The film features interviews with, among others, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn and Fashion Historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.


“A documentary that’s intimate, enlightening and, most importantly, a credit to a man regarded as one of the most influential designers of the past 30 years” – Financial Times

“A total must watch” – Dazed

“Utterly riveting” – The Hollywood Reporter

“The legend of Martin Margiela lives on” – Vogue

“The best fashion documentary of the decade” – The Hollywood Reporter


Director: Reiner Holzemer

Producer: Reiner Holzemer, Aminata Sambe

Writer: Reiner Holzemer

Cinematographer: Reiner Holzemer, Toon Illegems

Editor: Helmar Jungmann

Music: Deus


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